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Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my exterior paint job last?
It depends primarily on they type of work, location, and the products you use. If you have a commercial building with very little shade, your paint job will bear the brunt of all that nature has to offer. From the winter sleet to the intensity of the summer sun, the life of your paint will be affected. In short, a home in a shady yard should get between 15 and 20 years if you use a better grade acrylic paint. Commercial buildings should see about 10 years of service out of good paint job. Our recommendation to both commercial and residential customer is to make sure the painter preps the surface well by pressure washing, caulking, and priming any bare wood and then using a better grade exterior paint from one of the leading paint manufacturers. But let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like a great new paint job to drum up a little excitement!
Should I be worried about having painting done while my employees and customers are around?
There are many valid concerns to having your business interior painted with customers and employees around. First, you need to consider the potential trouble of people accidentally getting paint on themselves of their property. This is the biggest concern we always have and one you should seriously consider when thinking about scheduling your project. Second is the fumes. Some people are very sensitive about smells. We have a few tools in our arsenal to combat this one. First, we always use low VOC products unless you have need of a high performance paint like epoxy. Second, we can use scrubbers to clean the air as we work. These machines filter the air to remove both particulate (dust) and odor using HEPA and charcoal filters. Finally, you are probably worried about having tradesman around your business – will they behave themselves? Our crews are trained and disciplined to be polite, friendly and will behave accordingly. We can work with your schedule too. If you feel more comfortable with us working at night or on the weekends, we have the ability to make those arrangements too.
What products do you use?
We use a wide variety of products from specialty metallic paints to your everyday commercial grade products. Our skillset is quite varied. For residential interior work, we recommend the Duration line by Sherwin Williams, the Ultralast line by PPG, or Regal Select by Benjamin Moore. These products will hold up to most of the abuse that commonly occur. For residential exterior work, we recommend Duration by Sherwin Williams, Permanizer by PPG or the Regal line from Benjamin Moore. Commercial work will need a custom spec written based on you use, but, typically, we use PPG SpeedHide or Sherwin Williams ProMar 200 for most low maintenance applications. We also have access to a full line of industrial products should your project require them. For doors and trim, we recommend Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel – there is nothing quite like it!
Do you paint houses?
We do! We limit our interior projects to two consecutive days and we take on a full range of exterior residential work. If you don’t know if your project qualifies, feel free to give us a call!
Do you require a deposit?
We don’t ask for a deposit on most commercial work. We do, however, ask for a 30% deposit on all residential and smaller commercial work.
What is the “Mooresvillian” discount?
On select non-profit work, we do offer a 20% “Mooresvillian” discount that allows non-profits to get painting done more affordably. If you are a non-profit and want more information about this deal, please call our office and ask for Bob and I will be happy to discuss this unique offer with you.
Are you insured and bonded?
We are fully insured by Federated Insurance. We carry enough insurance to satisfy the most demanding clients. If you would like to review our insurance certificate, we would be happy to send a copy of our certificate to you – just send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call to request a copy. We are not bonded, this usually ensures that our firm will complete the job as contracted. Bonding is usually acquired for larger municipal work.
Do you screen your employees?
Yes. We perform background checks on all of our employees and we screen them for drugs upon employment and once a year after that. You can rest assured that we care about the safety of our crews and your business or home and will do everything we can to ensure a safe and productive workplace.
When is the best time to paint my house?
We always recommend painting exteriors in the Spring or Fall. Painting in the winter in Indiana can be tricky with the wide ranges in our weather. Summer is often very dry and hot and could cause the paint to dry too quickly and make the color or sheen less consistent and even weaken the acrylic bond that should form under more ideal circumstances. We will work with you to best determine when your projects exterior should be painted.
How much does it cost to paint my house?
The following are costs for an average home of around 2,000 sqft. Yours will vary, but we want to give you an idea of the cost to paint the different areas of your home.
Living Room walls – $450, trim – $250, ceiling – $250, doors $125 each for door and casing both sides. Exteriors for an average 2,000 single story wood or vinyl sided house would run about $4,900 to paint the body, trim, and doors. A full bath would cost about $375 for walls only.